The Poetry of Nonsense Verse
By Edward Lear
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Poetry is a fascinating use of language. With almost a million words at its command it is not surprising that these Isles have produced some of the most beautiful, moving and descriptive verse through the centuries. In this series we look at a particular theme through the eyes and minds of our most gifted poets to bring you a unique poetic guide and here we look at The Poetry Of Nonsense. Each of us has giggled uncontrollably as a child or adult at some silly nothing, some play on words, some nonsense that, for a moment at least, makes the world seem genuinely funny if a little mad. In this volume of Nonsense verse you'll find many favourites to take you back to the time and place where most things are a little upside down or back to front including favourites from Edward Lear, Edward Foote, Lewis Carroll and quite a few others to giggle along with.
Many of the poems are also available as an audiobook from our sister company Portable Poetry. The full volume can be purchased from iTunes, Amazon and other digital stores. Among the readers are Sandi Tosvig, Nigel Planer, Richard Mitchley and Ghizela Rowe.